Stephen Squirrell

  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • United Kingdom

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 8.35knots
Average speed
5.96  ( 7.39 6.11 5.71 5.31 5.28 )
  • 100 m run
  • 0.42knots
  • 250 m run
  • 0knots
  • 500 m run
  • 0knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 0knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 0.23knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 3.9knots
  • Distance
  • 0km
  • Duration
  • 00:02:43
  • Windspeed
  • 5 - 10knots
  • Wind direction
  • S ( 270)

Monday 25th November – Windsurf * - River Orwell - Levington – sunny.

Starboard Formula and Slingshot Hover Glide F/Wind with Tushingham Lightning 6.5

Foil – 8.37 knot max., 5.95 knot ave., 6.30 knot hour, 0.00 knot mile, 10.00 km., 3.90 knot Alpha.

It’s been a very poor month for windsurfing as the temperatures have dropped making any wind unappealing! But Mag and I have been very busy decorating the whole of the inside of our house and we are nearing completion now! Being slightly milder I was keen to get out but the forecast wind had not arrived and I needed to be at Levington early to catch the 10-o clock high. We were up early giving the kitchen a quick coat of paint and with the wind picking up slightly I decided to take a chance and headed over to the marina arriving at 9.30. With the wind cross on from the left gusting to 20 mph I quickly set up the foil with my 6.5 but by the time I sailed away with loads of water in the Orwell it was pretty light and only managed to get airborne for a couple of seconds:( I should have been brave enough to rig my 8.5 but the cold put me off and if I learned anything from this slogging session it is there is no way I can foil in light winds with a small sail! So, with my feet now getting cold and with no sign of the wind improving I decided to call it a day, can’t win them all!!! Might get some wind tomorrow, will have to wait and see before it turns cold again:(

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